ZIP and the Department of Conservation are investigating a method to completely remove possums, and potentially rats, from mainland sites.
If successful, this method of aerial predator control will reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the need for repeated wide scale application of toxins to remove predators; and provide a tool for progressing New Zealand towards its Predator Free 2050 goal.
The attached Fact Sheet contains information and context about the proposed trial.
Are you an experienced Personal or Executive Assistant who is:
- enthusiastic, highly organised, and pro-active;
- someone who thrives in a dynamic and changing environment;
- looking to work alongside a fun and supportive team; and
- passionate about helping to restore our native biodiversity?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
We are looking for two new rangers to join the field team at Bottle Rock peninsula.
• physically fit and self-motivated;
• someone who loves working in the outdoors;
• passionate about helping to restore our native biodiversity; and
• looking to develop your skills in the field?
If so, we want to hear from you!
In this video, a few members of the ZIP team talk about our work at Bottle Rock peninsula in the beautiful Queen Charlotte Sound.
ZIP's new invasive predator research enclosure in Lincoln was officially opened yesterday by Hon Maggie Barry, Minister of Conservation.
This facility will play a key role in enabling us to rapidly develop new technology to remove invasive predators and their impact on our native species and the New Zealand economy.
You can learn more about the new enclosure here and here, and a few photos from the day are shared after the jump.
What does a 'typical' day for a ZIP Field Ranger look like? Briar Cook offers us a window on her world in this update from the 'conservation frontline'.